The GreenMount School
5.00 (10 reviews)
The GreenMount School Photo #2 - Climbing on a vertical rock wall, this student is only a foot off the ground. The wall was installed by our Parent CO-OP and the mural painted by Chris Marsico, a local artist.
The GreenMount School Photo #3 - At the theme culminating event for "Celebrating Culture: We're All from Somehere," families dine together on foods from cultures across the globe. Each family researched and brought a dish to share.
The GreenMount School Photo #4 - Nancy Patz came to visit our school and read to the 3rd grade class.
The GreenMount School Photo #5 - 4th grade students preparing projects for our cultural theme, focusing on countries of Central America.
- The GreenMount School is a unique, progressive community-based learning experience.
- With rigorous, creative curricula students are taught through experiential learning in multi-age groupings by inspired, talented faculty.
- The school is AIMS accredited. Founded in 1993 as a parent cooperative, parent involvement is still a key component to the success of the GreenMount community. A GreenMount education encompasses grades kindergarten through 8.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Total Students||105 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 30%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||13 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Dec. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$12,875|
|Tuition Notes||*includes all fees|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$3,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Laura Marsico|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||13 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Destination Imagination, Drama Productions, Judo, LEGO Robotics Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance Club, Guitar Lessons, MICA Art Club, Piano Lessons, Violin Lessons
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- The GreenMount School is a unique, progressive community-based learning experience. With rigorous, creative curricula students are taught through experiential learning by inspired, talented faculty. The school is AIMS accredited. Founded in 1993 as a parent cooperative, parent involvement is still a key component to the success of the GreenMount community. A GreenMount education encompasses grades kindergarten through 8.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Baltimore Grades: PK-12 | 767 students
109 W Melrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410)323-8800 2.3 PK-12
- Baltimore Grades: PK-8 | 159 students
300 E Gittings Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410)685-6155 3.4 PK-8
Greenmount is a wonderful, small school that places a huge emphasis on community (within the classroom, school and Baltimore City as a whole). The class sizes are small, the teachers are creative and innovative, and the curriculum is engaging. The school is academically challenging and has continued to engage the students really well as distance learning became the norm for the remainder of this school year. The commitment of the teachers as well as the administrative staff in keeping the kids learning, engaged, and socially supported during a difficult time was really wonderful to see. I feel very fortunate that my child is part of this community. I hope they will be back to in person school in the fall, but even if they cannot be, I feel confident my child will continue to learn and be challenged. The art program and the after-school activities are really wonderful and the instructors really great at engaging the kids.
- Posted by Parent - julie
The Greenmount School has been a terrific fit for our daughter, now in the 5th grade! The faculty is incredibly creative and the small class sizes allows them to really tailor work appropriate for each child's learning, from those who need more support to those who need more challenge. The faculty know not only their own homeroom students, but the dynamics across grades and ages, and work together to ensure a constructive social and emotional environment. My daughter raves about PE and art, enjoys the high standards set for her in math and language arts, and each story she brings home adds to our conviction that GMS is a place invested in a child's whole self. Her wellbeing is being fostered holistically, her confidence grows through effective feedback, and her intellect and curiosity thrive. GMS is home to many different kinds of kids and many different families. It's commitment to each is engendered not only by its philosophy and pillars but also by the partnership we make to share our time, participate as members of the community, and to be present in the education of all GMS students. We are thankful to have found GMS and to be part of its efforts to prepare young people for engagement and thoughtful independence in today's rapidly evolving and interconnected world.
- Posted by Parent - Lfolda
One of the things that makes Greenmount so special is the community, and the family camping trip is a perfect example. We all pitch in with the planning, cooking and activities, and my family can't wait to go every year. It is a wonderful time to connect with other parents, and our children get to explore the park with each other all weekend! My son also recently went on his third camping trip with his grade and thinks it is one of the highlights of the year. In addition to the academics on the trip, the children take on more responsibility each year, including preparing all the meals and cleaning up afterwards. To me, this is the way cooperative and experiential learning is supposed to be!
- Posted by Parent - Tracy
My daughter started at GreenMount in 1st grade and graduated in the 8th grade, academically prepared, socially astute and filled with a curiosity and love for the world and people around her. She was more than prepared for high school and is top of her class at a competitive Baltimore private high school. GreenMount is a small school with an active parent body and a unique CO-OP program that provides a deeper sense of belonging. My son has been at GreenMount since kindergarten and is now in the 7th grade. He has grown immensely during his time there, and I have every reason to believe he'll go onto the high school of his choice.
- Posted by Parent - Angelo
We are immensely thankful for Mr. Fletcher`s leadership and curricular devotion to Service Learning. There is not enough room here to convey the appreciation for the Service Learning program at GMS. My children have experienced the depth of the offerings first grade up and through 8th grade. They have been changed by their experiences. The partnership with Paul`s Place with the monthly visits for 8th graders provides students with repeated opportunities to build on experiences that allow them to see the impact of their service. The anticipation for and the open arms GMS students are welcomed with reveals how they are valued in the communities they serve. The Youth Service Opportunity Project (YSOP) in Washington DC stands out as the most transformative and enduring service-learning project. This intensive multi-day experience brings the 7th graders into immersive settings, places them side by side those they are supporting/serving and asks hard questions of the adolescents. Service Learning is not only my favorite keystone program at Greenmount but it is the most favored and unforgettable of my children as well.
- Posted by Parent - kate
Our eighth-grade son has attended the GreenMount School since kindergarten and we couldn't be happier with the school. Small class sizes were a major factor, as teachers are able to give each student what they need to be successful. I especially appreciate the school's thematic approach to learning. It allows students to dive deep into a subject and apply all of their skills -- writing, math, science, etc. -- to learning about a specific topic, culminating in a theme event where kids get to demonstrate what they have learned. Most importantly, GreenMount is about community. Each parent contributes to the school's operation and success, and in the process develops deep relationships with faculty, students and parents. GreenMount kids leave well prepared for high school, having gained a lifelong appreciate and love of learning.
- Posted by Parent - pmadams410
From the first day of kindergarten, GreenMount has instilled a love of learning in my kids (now 7th and 8th grades) that seems endless and contagious. Tying core classes such as math, science, and language arts to different themes each trimester has been a fantastic way to get them to learn and get them excited to learn. I think they know more about art history, middle east politics, and America during the Revolutionary War than I do!
- Posted by Parent - Johns
We are wrapping up our first year at Greenmount. This school has been exactly what my Kindergartner needed in a primary school. The small class sizes, the individual attention each staff member pays to every student, and the focus on the whole child is unmatched. The community is very supportive, the teachers are well trained, and the kids are smart in general education and the real world application of everything they learn.
- Posted by Parent - Natalie P
As soon as we visited The Greenmount School, I knew it was where I wanted my child to go. Now that we are nearing the end of our first year, I can definitely say it was the perfect fit! From the small class sizes, to the amazing teachers and staff, and involved community of parents, we have had nothing but great experiences. Kindergarten at The Greenmount School is really about laying the groundwork for future learning and letting kids develop a love for learning, as well as confidence in the classroom. It has been an amazing process to watch my child (and her classmates) grow so much during this past year, but socially and academically. We can not wait to see what the next 8 years brings!
- Posted by Parent - Aly
Greenmount has been a wonderful school for my 7th grader. He's gained so much confidence, the multi-disciplinary curriculum interests him and he understands the relevance of what he's learning in a way that keeps him engaged. Great community, excellent teaching, smart kids!
- Posted by Parent - abby.
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